Ferne McCann’s date defends her refusal to pay for £175 meal on Celebs Go Dating
Ferne McCann received quite the backlash after failing to offer to pay her half of a £175 meal on Celebs Go Dating. However, her date Ciran has defended the TOWIE star, insisting he wanted to be a “gent”.
Celebs Go Dating made a return this week and this year’s series follows Ferne McCann, Stephen Bear, Joey Essex, Jorgie Porter, Melody Thornton, Perri Kiely and Jonathan Cheban on their quest for love with ‘normal’ civilians.
Last night’s episode caused some controversy after The Only Way Is Essex‘s Ferne refused to pay any of the bill on her date.
Despite knowing she did not want to see Ciran again due to him being too “vanilla”, Ferne proceeded to order numerous tequila shots to the table before getting the poor guy to pay the painful sum of £175.
Viewers at home criticised the reality star for not offering to chip in, but Ciran has now jumped to Ferne’s defence.
When asked by The Sun newspaper whether he was annoyed by the situation, he replied: “Not at all.
“I wouldn’t have asked, and if she’d offered, I’d have said no. You’ve gotta be a gent!”
…This didn’t stop Twitter users from having a good old rant though, of course.
One user commented: “Ferne, love, put your hands in your pocket and buy your own dinner, it’s 2017, not 1817”.
Another viewer described it as “the most muggy thing ever”.
Ferne, love, put your hands in your pocket and buy your own dinner, it's 2017, not 1817 #CelebsGoDating
— Julie Frost (@JulieFrost3) February 14, 2017
can't believe ferne made that poor boy pay the bill then say she didn't like him #CelebsGoDating
— twitwhore (@hollyyirvinee) February 15, 2017
So Ferne ordered all those shots with no intention of paying? We're not all like that 🙄 #CelebsGoDating
— Kayla Chantel (@MissKaylaMiiya) February 14, 2017
ferne making ciaran pay that massive bill & then telling him she isn't interested after is the most muggy thing ever #celebsgodating
— charlie🥀 (@tracobsivanx) February 15, 2017
Catching up on #CelebsGoDating – I can't believe Ferne let him pay 🙈 I could never do that 😬 poor guy! Go Dutch if you're not into it 😱😱😱
— Rhian (@poprocksmama) February 15, 2017
Celebs Go Dating continues weekdays at 10pm on E4.